Michael Jackson memorial unveiled
Published 24/06/2010 | 17:56
A memorial to Michael Jackson has been unveiled in the heart of the West End, at the home of a show celebrating his music.
Thriller Live pays homage to the music of the King of Pop, who died a year ago on Friday.
A plaque commemorating Jackson's "genius" has been placed in the foyer of the Lyric Theatre.
The show's executive director, Adrian Grant, who knew the singer for more than 20 years, gave a tribute speech at the event.
Mr Grant said: "Michael Jackson for me was certainly one of the masters. A true musical icon, whose achievements and talent will probably never be surpassed.
"He was a great inspiration for me and millions of others whom he has stirred to follow our dreams and reach for the stars."
Britain's Got Talent winners Diversity, who had been due to perform with Jackson, were at the unveiling, along with the show's cast members.
The London theatre became a focus for fans following Jackson's death and a shrine of flowers, candles and tributes was created there.